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Screenwriter Max Landis has spoken about his upcoming adaptation of Frankenstein.

The new version of Mary Shelley's classic novel will be directed by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock), while Daniel Radcliffe is in final talks to play the lead role of Frankenstein's assistant Igor.

In a statement made via Ain't It Cool News, Landis discussed his decision to base his reimagined script around the character of Igor, who does not appear in Shelley's original novel.

"I started watching All of the Frankenstein movies, from Mel Brooks to Peter Cushing to Robert De Niro, and realised that the only time Igor's actually been... Frankenstein's assistant was in the f**king Monster Mash," Landis wrote.

"That's when the idea came to me: instead of trying to do some high minded 'revisionist' Frankenstein, why not try to stay true to a version that only lives in the zeitgeist, and has Never Really Existed. »


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